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As a service to our members and other affiliated bar associations and organizations, the CWBA posts other community and law-related events.  To request your event to be posted on our website, please send the pertinent information including event date, time, place and costs to the CWBA at execdir@cwba.org.  The list of CWBA events may be found on our Events Calendar.

Volunteer opportunities are available for the Arapahoe County pro se family law clinic.  This clinic is a lot of fun and is great volunteer opportunity that counts toward pro bono hours.  Open every Friday, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. To sign up to volunteer or if you have any questions about this clinic, contact Alisha Taibo at (303) 572-4217.

Perspectives on Domestic Violence Discussion - Rose Andom Center 
July 18, 2018

Please Join The Rose Andom Center, Colorado Legal Services, and Project Safeguard for a Discussion with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, and Denver City Attorney Kristin M. Bronson.

Please email info@roseandomcenter.org to register.

Faculty of Federal Advocates - "Practicing as a New Attorney in Federal Court" CLE - July 19, 2018

A free introduction to practicing in Federal Court!

The Faculty of Federal Advocates Presents:

Practicing as a New Attorney in Federal Court:
What You need to Know

A free Continuing Legal Education opportunity and introduction to practicing in the Federal Courts.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse,
Jury Assembly Room
901 19th Street
Denver, CO 80294

This program is freeHowever, advance registration is required. Click here to register. Registration begins at 12:00 noon. Please arrive early.

About the Program:

The Faculty of Federal Advocates is pleased to offer a practical and informative orientation to practicing in Federal Court. This program is specifically designed for attorneys who have been admitted to the United States District Court in Colorado for less than five years.

Judges and special Court personnel will provide an overview and valuable insight into the many unique aspects of practicing in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Bankruptcy Court. In addition, local attorneys will provide personal experiences related to practicing as a new attorney in Federal Court.

Please invite new attorneys from your firm or organization to attend this valuable program! General and Ethics CLE credit pending.*

Please join the FFA and other professionals after the program at:

Renaissance Hotel
918 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

for refreshments and conversation 

About the Faculty of Federal Advocates:

The Faculty of Federal Advocates is an organization of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in the federal courts in Colorado by enhancing advocacy skills, professionalism, and the integrity of practice. The Faculty of Federal Advocates also supports the Pro Bono Panel Program in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Want to learn more about the Faculty of Federal Advocates?
Visit our website: www.FacultyFederalAdvocates.org


Faculty of Federal Advocates - "Colorado Goes to the Supreme Court" CLE August 9, 2018

The Faculty of Federal Advocates Presents: Colorado Goes to the Supreme Court 
Thursday, August 9, 2018

As Colorado's current Solicitor General, Fred Yarger has argued four cases before the court, including two this past term: Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, and Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado.

Bob Fishman practices both criminal and civil law at Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur, PC. In 2013, he argued Sebelius v. Cloer, where he won a unanimous verdit for his client on an important issue involving attorney fees.

Andy Nathan, founder of Nathan Dumm & Mayer, PC, represents primarily local government entities who benefit from his 45 years of experience. In 2004, he won a case involving licensing of adult businesses for the City of Littleton in City of Littleton, Colo. v. Z. J. Gifts D4, LLC.

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Where: Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse,
 Jury Assembly Room
 901 19th Street, Downtown Denver

Registration fees:
$35.00 for FFA Members
$50.00 General Registration
$35.00 Government/Nonprofit Attorney Registration

2 General CLE Credits Pending. FFA members who attest they will not to seek CLE credit may attend at no charge but must register.

Registration is free for attorneys admitted to the bar after January 2016, paralegals, law clerks, law students, and legal staff but registration is required.

Registration begins at 11:30. Please anticipate security lines and bring appropriate identification.


Payment can also be mailed to:
Faculty of Federal Advocates
3700 Quebec Street #100-389
Denver, CO 80207

Contact Dana Collier Smith at
dana@facultyfederaladvocates.org with questions
or visit our website at


2018 Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference - Colorado Springs, Co.
August 23 - 25

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference.  Registration is now open. Visit our website at http://tenthcircuitconference.com for a full conference schedule and for links to conference and hotel registrations.

The conference will feature a question and answer session with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a Fireside Chat with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Other educational programs will include extended sessions on various topics such as the First Amendment, Brexit, legal writing, the Supreme Court's recent term, and Bryan Stevenson on "Creating a More Just Society." Breakout sessions will cover bankruptcy, professional ethics, and Section 1983 litigation. 

The conference will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23rd-25th. Information on overflow properties is also available online. Registration closes July 21st.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Tenth Circuit Executive's Office Judicial Resources team at 303-335-2067.

We hope you will be able to join us!


ABA Lawyer Retreat - Vail, Co. - October 5, 2018

Do you or someone you know manage a law firm or practice?

Do you or they struggle dealing with competing deadlines, the stress of staying on top of changing technology or financial pressures?

Do you or someone you know suffer from malaise or reduced enthusiasm about your day to day practice?

Then make plans to attend the first of its kind ABA Lawyer Retreat in Vail, Colorado on October 5, 2018. This retreat is focused on seeing your work differently, taking into account the whole lawyer.  It applies to all lawyers, regardless of practice area.  Find more information or registration at www.abalawyerretreat.org.

The day provides experiential learning in an awesome setting that will leave you energized and reconnected to the aspirational reasons you went into law.  At the same time, it will give you substantive and practical tools that you can take back to your teams to show them the path to a more rewarding and impactful career. Sessions include:

  • Having difficult and crucial conversations that make a difference
  • Applying design thinking to transform the day to day tasks of legal service delivery
  • Leveraging emotional intelligence throughout your work
  • Improvising skills to effectively innovate

Throughout the day there will be opportunities to reflect and to connect with like-minded individuals. 

Most people I’ve talked to can point to one conference they attended that changed the trajectory of their personal or professional journeys. This may be the one for you.

Register today—hope to see you in Vail.


The Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund - Annual Gala
October 6, 2018


Please join


for our annual Gala as we award scholarships to

deserving law school students and the SCBA honors

our colleagues in the legal community.

Visit us at: www.samcaryscholarship.com

When: Saturday October 6, 2018 - The Renaissance - Denver Stapleton Hotel

2018 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner - October 18, 2018

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner and Program

Where: Hilton Denver City Center
                 1701 California Street, Denver

2018 Judicial Excellence Awards
The 2018 Judicial Excellence Awards honorees will be announced in early July.

Judicial Leadership Award
Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court
Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb, Colorado Court of Appeals

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

For more information on dinner sponsorships, click here or contact Cynthia Ophaug-Johansen at 303-766-7501 or Cynthia@ColoradoJudicialInstitute.org.

Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201
Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: execdir@cwba.org

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